Premier League: Zenit expected to win home game against Rostov

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Competition: Russia Premier League
Competition: Sat 27.February
Match begins: 13:30 (UTC)
Venue: Stade Pennaguer Bihan 1

Both teams are enjoying a good season so far and games like this could be decisive. Here's the preview for Zenit - Rostov!

Insights:
  • Zenit has the most scored goals (43) in Premier League
  • Zenit have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Rostov have scored away.

This should be an interesting game with lots of spark and energy as both teams are well rested since they last saw competitive action. Game on!

Everyone involved with the away team has to get their travel gear ready for this match as there's a whopping 800 kilometers to cover before arriving at the match.

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Zenit form and stats

This stadium, Stade Pennaguer Bihan 1, has been a fortress for Zenit in the Premier League so far this season with the win-draw-loss statistic 9-0-1. Zenit has won so many consecutive home games (four in a row) that they struggle to remember the last time points were lost here at Stade Pennaguer Bihan 1. We remember; it was Rubin Kazan.

The Zenit fans got no joy from their last match, a Russian Cup game also here at Stade Pennaguer Bihan 1: A 1-2 defeat against Arsenal Tula (placed 13th). Before that, Zenit had a Premier League home game versus Spartak Moskva which ended with a victory 3-1.

Zenit are believed to win this game, given a winning chance of about 70% by the bookmakers. We have checked our records for their performance in similar circumstances and found ten matches and the win/draw/lost stats: Won seven, drew two and lost one.

Zenit always seem capable of creating a buzz here at Stade Pennaguer Bihan 1 with 33 goals in 10 league games. On the other hand, Zenit have conceded 10 goals.

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Rostov form and stats

6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. That’s the product of Rostov playing as the away team in the Premier League this season. Momentum is building for Rostov in their away games, having won their two previous outings.

The manager V. Karpin was unhappy after their last game, a Russian Cup match played at their home ground Rostov Arena. Rostov suffered a 0-1 loss to Akhmat Grozny (placed 10th). Preceding that, the 1-3 home loss versus CSKA Moskva.

Scoring goals is the main ingredient in creating success in football, and not only at home. So far Rostov have scored 12 goals in 10 league games away. 11 goals have been conceded by Rostov in these games.

Head 2 Head

This is not the first time this season these parties meet, as the history books show this recent fixture: Rostov - Zenit 0-2. Head-to-head totals (for the last ten meetings): Zenit won five games, three matches ended with a draw and Rostov has two wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: four / six

Top Goalscorers

ZenitS. Azmoun
S. Azmoun
11 goals
ZenitA. Dzyuba
A. Dzyuba
11 goals
ZenitA. Erokhin
A. Erokhin
5 goals

Zenit missing players

Rostov missing players

Zenit Rostov
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
19 10 3 Played P 3 10 19
12 9 3 Won W 1 6 10
5 0 0 Drew D 0 1 2
2 1 0 Lost L 2 3 7
43 33 8 Scored S 3 12 24
15 10 3 Conceded C 6 11 20
89% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 95%
84% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 60% 63%
58% 100% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 33% 20% 32%
47% 80% 67% Over 3.5 O 3.5 33% 20% 21%
16% 30% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 33% 20% 16%
63% 90% 100% BTTS BTTS 33% 30% 26%
32% 10% 0% Clean Sheets C S 33% 50% 47%
16% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 33% 20% 32%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.9 1.4 1.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 4.7 3.4 2.5
3 0 0 Red cards R C 2 3 4
 
16.8 19.5 18 Shots (avg) S ( 7 10.5 11.1
6.4 8.3 8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2 3.7 4.2
35% 40% 33% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 32% 30%
Key stats in Premier League this season:
  • All of Zenit's home-matches have had more than 2,5 goals.
  • Rostov haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Zenit has the fewest conceded goals (15) in Premier League
  • Zenit has the fewest conceded goals in the first half (6) in Premier League
  • Zenit has the fewest conceded goals in the second half (9) in Premier League
  • Zenit has the most points (27) at home in Premier League
  • Zenit has the most scored goals (33) at home in Premier League
  • Zenit has the most scored goals (43) in Premier League
  • Zenit has the most scored goals in the first half (21) in Premier League
  • Zenit has the most scored goals in the second half (22) in Premier League
  • Zenit has the the best goal difference (+23) at home in Premier League
  • Zenit has the the best goal difference (+28) in Premier League
  • Zenit have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Zenit have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Zenit have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Rostov have scored away.
  • Zenit have scored in all their home matches so far.
  • Zenit haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Zenit 19 12 5 2 43 15 10 9 0 1 33 10 9 3 5 1 10 5 28 41
2 CSKA Moskva 19 11 4 4 35 17 10 5 3 2 21 12 9 6 1 2 14 5 18 37
3 Spartak Moskva 19 10 5 4 33 21 9 5 3 1 17 8 10 5 2 3 16 13 12 35
4 Sochi 19 9 6 4 28 22 10 6 4 0 17 8 9 3 2 4 11 14 6 33
5 Rostov 19 10 2 7 24 20 9 4 1 4 12 9 10 6 1 3 12 11 4 32
6 Krasnodar 19 9 3 7 35 19 10 7 2 1 27 8 9 2 1 6 8 11 16 30
7 Dinamo Moskva 19 9 3 7 24 21 9 7 1 1 15 3 10 2 2 6 9 18 3 30
8 Rubin Kazan 19 8 4 7 24 25 9 3 3 3 11 11 10 5 1 4 13 14 -1 28
9 Lokomotiv Moskva 19 8 4 7 21 25 9 6 1 2 12 7 10 2 3 5 9 18 -4 28
10 Akhmat Grozny 19 7 5 7 19 21 10 4 3 3 12 9 9 3 2 4 7 12 -2 26
11 Khimki 19 7 4 8 24 30 10 5 1 4 12 12 9 2 3 4 12 18 -6 25
12 Ural 19 4 9 6 16 23 9 3 4 2 9 9 10 1 5 4 7 14 -7 21
13 Arsenal Tula 19 3 5 11 17 30 9 3 4 2 12 10 10 0 1 9 5 20 -13 14
14 Rotor Volgograd 19 3 5 11 9 30 10 2 1 7 4 14 9 1 4 4 5 16 -21 14
15 Tambov 19 3 4 12 13 29 10 2 2 6 6 10 9 1 2 6 7 19 -16 13
16 Ufa 19 3 4 12 14 31 9 1 3 5 8 11 10 2 1 7 6 20 -17 13

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The Premier League, or the Russian Football Championship, is the top level football league in Russia. It has 16 teams who play each other home and away for a total of 30 matches each. After this the top team in the league table is the champion, the bottom two relegated directly while two teams play a relegation playoff.